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Employers Can Require Workers to Get Covid-19 Vaccine, U.S. Says

Employers can require workers to get a Covid-19 vaccine and bar them from the workplace if they refuse, the federal government said in guidelines issued this week. Public health experts see employers as playing an important role in vaccinating enough […]

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Regency Park Assisted Living & Memory Care to Pay $39,000 to Settle EEOC Pregnancy Discrimination Suit

Retirement Community Refused to Hire Pregnant Woman, Federal Agency Charges TAMPA – Excel Hospitality Group LLC, doing business as Regency Park Assisted Living & Memorial Care, an assisted living facility in Eustis, Fla., will pay $39,000 and furnish other relief […]

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Awon Phie LLC D/B/A Holiday Inn Express & Suites Sued by EEOC for Firing Pregnant Employee

Employer Declared Employee Was a ‘Liability’ Due to Pregnancy, Federal Agency Charges CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas — Awon Phie LLC, doing business as the Holiday Inn Express & Suites in Corpus Christi, violated federal law when it fired a temporary employee […]

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President Appoints Charlotte A. Burrows EEOC Chair

Jocelyn Samuels Named Vice Chair WASHINGTON — The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) today announced that President Biden has named Commissioner Charlotte A. Burrows Chair of the EEOC and Commissioner Jocelyn Samuels Vice Chair of the EEOC. Burrows has […]

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Kimberly Essary Appointed as EEOC Deputy Chief Data Officer

WASHINGTON – The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) has announced the appointment of Kimberly S. L. Essary as deputy chief data officer, a key Senior Executive Service mana­gerial position at the federal agency. Essary will provide executive leadership and […]

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Cheryl Mabry Appointed as Director of State, Local, and Tribal Programs

WASHINGTON – Cheryl Mabry has been appointed Director of State, Local, and Tribal Programs for the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC), the federal agency announced today. Mabry will lead the coordination of efforts between EEOC and more than 90 […]

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EEOC General Counsel Issues Report on Dialogue Sessions on Religious Discrimination With Agency Stakeholders

WASHINGTON – The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) General Counsel Sharon Fast Gustafson and Commissioner Andrea Lucas today issued a report on a series of dialogue sessions on religious discrimination held in November and December 2020. During these sessions, […]

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Commission Approves Revised Enforcement Guidance on Religious Discrimination

Document Clarifies Protections for Employers and Employees Under the Law WASHINGTON – The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) approved revisions to EEOC’s Compliance Manual Section on Religious Discrimination (“Manual”). The Manual was approved by the Commission on January 15th […]

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Commission Approves Opinion Letter on Whether Non-U.S. Citizen Employees of U.S. Employers Who Work Outside the United States Must Be Included in OWBPA Disclosures

WASHINGTON – The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) announced today that the Commission approved a formal opinion letter in response to a request asking for clarity regarding whether employees who are not U.S. citizens and work outside of the […]

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Commission Approves Changes to Litigation Delegation and Amicus Curiae Approval Process

WASHINGTON – The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) approved yesterday a Resolution Concerning the Commission’s Authority to Commence or Intervene in Litigation, and Revised Procedures for Commission Approval of Amicus Curiae Participation. The litigation delegation was approved by a […]

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